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We commission exclusive articles from leading practitioners and commentators, on all areas of family law and practice

Zimran Samuel

The impact of FGM on care proceedings

25 February 2015By ,

Zimran Samuel and Thomas Haggie provide a case summary of B and G (Children) (No 2) [2015] EWFC 3. 

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Domestic violence and legal aid

13 August 2014Updated: 2 October 2014By

Emma Scott writes about the consequences of victims of domestic violence being unable to access legal aid

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Nigel Smith

Spotlight: the Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships Regulations 2015Subscription

16 March 2015By

New regulations to crack down on sham marriages mean an extended period of notice of intention to marry for all couples in the UK, and tougher scrutiny for non-UK nationals

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Spotlight: Hakki v Secretary of State Subscription

25 February 2015By

The Court of Appeal considered the question of whether the winnings of a ’professional’ poker player were “earnings” for the purpose of the Child Support Agency. 

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As a Section member, you're entitled to four webinars as part of your membership, available live and on-demand

Daniel Bromilow

Webinar: Cohabitation (19 June 2015)


In one of the four webinars inclusive in 2015 Family Section membership, Daniel Bromilow examines this complex area of law, including recent case law, and what advice to give to couples moving in together or separating

Stuart Barlow

Webinar: Dealing with Litigants in Person (10 March 2015)


In one of the four webinars inclusive in 2015 Family Section membership, Stuart Barlow outlines solicitors’ professional obligations and offers practical advice

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As a Law Society Family Section member, you will receive

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  • Regional seminars and networking opportunities
  • 4 topical webinars available live and on download

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